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Right-Hand Woman

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A day after the U.S., Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley vetoes a Russian resolution condemning the action during a Security Council meeting on April 14. The aerial assault from the U.S. and its European allies was intended to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his regime’s alleged role in yet another deadly chemical weapons attack against civilians.

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THE NEW IRON CURTAIN? For years, Russia has tried to weaken and divide the EU, supporting groups ranging from Catalan separatists in Spain to British Brexit activists. The Kremlin had offered loans to France’s National Front and used its propaganda channels to whip up fake news about the persecution of Russian minorities in the Baltics. According to Political Capital, a Budapest based think tank, Russian-based trolls, Twitter bots and social media sock puppets have been put to work, boosting exaggerated stories of crimes by immigrants and “selling pro-Kremlin narratives within a tabloid, conspiracy package.”